Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday, July 30,



I made these card for submissions for holiday cards this year but unfortunately no one wanted my quick and easy card idea. Operation Write Home - on their card blog - Stars and Stamps - the mid week throw down is Christmas - this is such an easy way to get holiday cards with not lots of work. The main focus of the card is a gift tag bought in the tag section - I bought these at Hobby Lobby last year. Kraft is the new "in" neutral so I wanted to play off that.
I made a card base out of kraft paper. Cut green paper to lay on top and then embossed a strip of red cardstock with the Cuddlebug. All the papers were inked with white ink - you can also dry brush white acrylic paint on the edges. I inked around the edges of the tags also.
Card one: the sentiment is right on the tag. All I added was the small green circle to cover the hole on top of the tag and added bling to match the other bling.
Card Two: I used my Prismacolor white colored pencil and highlighted parts of the ornament. The sentiment was a rub on. Once again I added the circle and bling to cover the hole on top.
Now wasn't that an easy way to make some holiday cards - so when the holiday tags are on the shelves - make sure you peruse them thinking about card making. Also if you shop when they are on sale - you can get so much creativity for a small price. I believe I paid $1 for 12 tags (6 of each design) I bought some different ones - but if they have glitter on them - they can not be used for Operation Write Home. Operation Write Home will be getting the majority of these cards but I will have to save a few for my own holiday cards.
Everyone enjoy your day - I am not working - so I am smiling but I am getting estimates on a new furnace/AC unit - so that doesn't make me happy but I will have all my estimates in one day.

7 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Card submissions can be fickle, your Christmas cards are wonderful! Their loss.

jayne said...

Very nice cards - I love the embossing and the colors you used!

Paula said...

These are lovely cards and I am sure our heroes will be happy to put them to good use. Nice work!

Lynn said...

These are great cards! The kraft paper makes it feel a little rustic and country.

Tammy said...

These are great! The embossing is super!

Noelle's Corner said...

the ornaments and holly were nice subtle touches. TFS

Betty said...

The old feel to these just made me all warm and fuzzy... Nicely done!